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Hague quits as British foreign secretary in pre-election shake-up
Hague quits as British foreign secretary in pre-election shake-up

Britain's William Hague announced his surprise resignation as foreign secretary, as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron overhauled his government to set the battle-lines for elections next year.

Hague quits as British foreign secretary in pre-election shake-up
Senegal prime minister sacked
Senegal prime minister sacked

Senegal's president sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.

Senegal prime minister sacked
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/ Ed Jones
S. Korea's Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster

After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who resigned over April's ferry disaster.

S. Korea's Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster
Alexander Ankvab. Photo courtesy of kavkaz-uzel.ru
Leader of Georgia rebel region Abkhazia resigns

The leader of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, Alexander Ankvab, said on Sunday he was resigning following days of political upheaval on Russia's southern flank.

Leader of Georgia rebel region Abkhazia resigns
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.

Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Ex-South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won. ©Reuters/Antti Aimo-Koivisto
Former Supreme court judge named new S. Korean premier

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month's ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.

Former Supreme court judge named new S. Korean premier
Barry O'Farrell. Photo courtesy of streetcorner.com.au
Australian state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'

A leading Australian politician resigned Wednesday after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3,000 (US$2,780).

Australian state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'
US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes
US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials said.

US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes
British culture minister resigns over expenses scandal
British culture minister resigns over expenses scandal

The British minister overseeing future regulation of the press, Maria Miller, has quit her cabinet post following a row over expenses, Downing Street announced on Wednesday.

British culture minister resigns over expenses scandal
Japan's opposition Your Party leader Yoshimi Watanabe. ©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao
Japan lawmaker resigns over $8 mn loan scandal

A senior Japanese politician has announced he is resigning as his party's leader, despite insisting that he spent an undeclared $8 million loan not on politics but on personal items -- including an ornamental rake.

Japan lawmaker resigns over $8 mn loan scandal
Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of flickr. com
Resignation of Kazakhstan government explained by political analyst

Kazakhstani political scientist Yerlan Karin offered an explanation of the situation as well as elaborated on the possible changes that will occur in the Cabinet with the arrival of the new leader.

Resignation of Kazakhstan government explained by political analyst
Nursultan Nazarbayev signs decree appointing Karim Massimov Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan. ©Tengrinews.kz
President Nazarbayev signs appointment of Massimov into force

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the decree appoinment Karim Massimov the new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan.

President Nazarbayev signs appointment of Massimov into force
Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of  government.kz
Nazarbayev offers Massimov as new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan has offered Karim Massimov as the new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan hour after the Kazakhstan Government and Prime-Minster Serik Akhmetov resigned.

Nazarbayev offers Massimov as new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan
Pavel Durov. ©vk.com/durov
No joke as 'Russian Facebook' founder resigns amid dispute

The founder of Russia's top social network VKontakte, Pavel Durov, on Wednesday said he has resigned as chief executive in a bitter conflict with a major shareholder, a dramatic announcement some initially saw as an April Fool's joke.

No joke as 'Russian Facebook' founder resigns amid dispute
Italian PM Letta to resign, Renzi poised to step in
Italian PM Letta to resign, Renzi poised to step in

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta will resign on Friday in a lightning political crisis and his 39-year-old leftist challenger Matteo Renzi is poised to win the nomination to replace him.

Italian PM Letta to resign, Renzi poised to step in
Ukraine PM resigns: government
Ukraine PM resigns: government

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned in a bid to ease Ukraine's deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers began an extraordinary session aimed at adopting crucial reforms.

Ukraine PM resigns: government
Nunzia De Girolamo. Photo courtesy of giornalettismo.com
Italy minister resigns amid abuse of power, corruption probes

Italy's Agriculture Minister resigned amid allegations of abuse of power over the appointment of staff in the public healthcare system.

Italy minister resigns amid abuse of power, corruption probes
Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal
Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers.

Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal
Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign
Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign

Turkey's economy and interior ministers, ensnared in a vast corruption scandal that has roiled the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, resigned.

Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal

Uruguay's economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna -- a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica's administration.

Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal